2012–13 New York Islanders season

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2012–13 New York Islanders
Division 3rd Atlantic
Conference 8th Eastern
2012–13 record 24–17–7
Home record 10–11–3
Road record 14–6–4
Goals for 139
Goals against 139
Team information
General Manager Garth Snow
Coach Jack Capuano
Captain Mark Streit
Alternate captains Kyle Okposo
John Tavares
Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Average attendance 13,306 (82.0%)[1]
(24 games)
Team leaders
Goals John Tavares (28)
Assists Matt Moulson (29)
Points John Tavares (47)
Penalties in minutes Matt Martin (63)
Plus/minus (+): Lubomir Visnovsky (12)
(−): Mark Streit (-14 −14)
Wins Evgeni Nabokov (23)
Goals against average Evgeni Nabokov (2.50)
<2011–12 2013–14>

The 2012–13 New York Islanders season is the 41st season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 6, 1972.[2] The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

For the sixth time in franchise history, the Islanders tied their longest homestand (of seven games) – beginning on February 24 and lasting through March 9 – in which they earned three wins during that span.[3]

The Islanders qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 2006–07 NHL season.

Off-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On March 22, 2013, the Islanders were 12th in the Eastern Conference and a playoff spot seemed unlikely. The team would then earn points in 14 of 15 games, including 11 consecutive games with at least a point to officially clinch a playoff berth on April 23.[4][5]

The Islanders tied the Minnesota Wild for the fewest shorthanded goals allowed, with 0.[6]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division[7]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Pittsburgh Penguins 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 72
2 New York Rangers 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 56
3 New York Islanders 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 55
4 Philadelphia Flyers 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 49
5 New Jersey Devils 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 48
Eastern Conference[8]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Pittsburgh Penguins AT 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 72
2 y – Montreal Canadiens NE 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 63
3 y – Washington Capitals SE 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 57
4 Boston Bruins NE 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 62
5 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 57
6 New York Rangers AT 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 56
7 Ottawa Senators NE 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 56
8 New York Islanders AT 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 55
9 Winnipeg Jets SE 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 51
10 Philadelphia Flyers AT 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 49
11 New Jersey Devils AT 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 48
12 Buffalo Sabres NE 48 21 21 6 14 125 143 48
13 Carolina Hurricanes SE 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 42
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 40
15 Florida Panthers SE 48 15 27 6 12 112 171 36

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, z – Won best record in conference


Schedule and results[edit]

2012–13 Schedule[9]

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       OT/SO Loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

The New York Islanders ended the 2012–13 regular season as the Eastern Conference's 8th seed. They were defeated 4–2 by the #1 seed Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round.

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Playoff series win

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats[10]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov 41 41 2475:24 23 11 7 103 2.50 1139 .910 3 0 4 6
Poulin, KevinKevin Poulin 5 4 257:37 1 3 0 13 3.02 122 .893 0 0 0 0
DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro 3 3 175:36 0 3 0 12 4.09 83 .855 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov 6 6 324:04 2 4 24 4.44 152 .842 0 0 0 0
Poulin, KevinKevin Poulin 2 0 52:26 0 0 1 1.15 15 .933 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Islanders. Stats reflect time with the Islanders only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Islanders only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Notable achievements[edit]

Milestones[edit]


Transactions[edit]

The Islanders have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season: